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This walking tour of parts of the Shaw, Le Droit Park, and Cardozo neighborhoods links the life of Zora Neale Hurston and her book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to physical locations in Washington, DC. The tour was created for the 2007 Big Read, and…

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"Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun" intersperses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South (some of it shot by Zora herself) with re-enactments of a revealing 1943 radio interview. Hurston biographer, Cheryl Wall, traces…

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In 2009, the Zion Baptist Church of Washington, DC produced a transcript of 46 oral histories. Church members and pastors representing 80 years of the institution's history (1929-2009) served as narrators. The topics covered include: personal…

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Working DC is a program designed to collect and disseminate stories about the work experience in Washington, DC. Project participants collected 9 interviews and arrayed them on a "GoogleMap". All 8 District Wards were represented by the project.The…

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Retired doormen, butlers, seamstresses, cooks, and plumbers tell their stories at the 1992 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the two-hundredth anniversary of the White House. The Humanities Council funded an exhibition on the topic in 1993.

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This film was shown at the 2011 DC Community Heritage Project Symposium as part of the session on "Local Cemeteries as Historical Text," led by Tyrone General and Anne Brockett. The film briefly examines the history of Woodlawn, describes its…

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This wooden bank was given to the Reverend Reuben W. Hall during his pastorate at Matthews Memorial Baptist from 1949 to 1954. The bank was symbolic of our church edifice at 2627 Nichols Avenue, and it may have been used to encourage the congregation…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contribution to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Smith, the founder of public media non-profit Video Action, discusses her career. She worked for…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

After studying theater at Smith College, and attempting to break into acting in New York City,…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contribution to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

(Disc 1) Pat Aufderheide talks about her introduction to film as a critic for a local newspaper in…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Michal Carr, co-founder of a Washington, DC film production company, talks about her work…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Marilyn Weiner, co-founder of Screenscope, Inc., has been making films in the DC area for 40…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Judith Dwan Hallet began her career in Salt Lake City, Utah before becoming an Executive Producer…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Ginny Durrin was instrumental in the founding of the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Film and…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Freelance executive producer Gaynelle Evans talks about the evolution of the film industry in…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Domeyko is a documentary filmmaker who began her career as a print journalist in Chile. She moved…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contribution to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Carol Flaisher, a well known producer and location manager in the film and television industries,…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner shares some memories of her work on pieces such as:…

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This documentary surveys the life of noted African-American architect, William Sidney Pittman. Pittman began his career at the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama, butmoved to Washington, DC to open his private firm. Pittman designed several notable…

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The film follows a group called the "Dreamers" from Johnson Junior High School in Anacostia as the students connect with local storytellers, scholars, artists, and musicians to understand their past. This video is accompanied by a booklet.

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This 16 page booklet accompanies the documentary film "Who's Gonna Sing Our Song." It serves as a guide for educators looking to create extra-curricular opportunities for students based on the film.

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This play, commissioned for Hope House DC, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration that occurs when parents are separated from children to serve time in prison. It was performed at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus…

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Costumed staff at historic Dumbarton House asked visitors questions about the War of 1812. Footage of the event was combined with historic documents and voice over narration to create this documentary about the War of 1812 in Washington, DC.

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This book expands on Women of the Dove's 2009 effort to record the histories of DC's Public Schools and their namesakes. The 2010 book includes nearly 90 (increased from 23 in the 2009 edition) schools, and features a wealth of historic and…
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